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String of shell beads

This is a group of eight univalve pierced shells.

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K A960. Excavated by the Harvard University- Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period,

Findspot

Naga el-Hai (Qena), Egypt

Accession Number

13.3512

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads